Advanced Rails Recipes
84 New Ways to Build Stunning Rails Apps

By Mike Clark
First Edition: May 2008
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 9780978739225
Pages: 420
Price: $38.95 USD, £20.50 GBP

With the help of a community of Rails chefs in the kitchen, here are
72 new ways to kick your Rails apps up a notch. Advanced Rails
Recipes is a collection of practical recipes for spicing up your web
application without a lot of prep and cleanup. You’ll learn how the
pros have solved the tough problems using the most up-to-date
Rails techniques (including Rails 2.0 features) so you can deliver
your stunning web app quicker and easier.


Deploying Rails Applications
A Step-by-Step Guide

By Ezra Zygmuntowicz, Bruce A. Tate, Clinton Begin
First Edition: May 2008
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 9780978739201
Pages: 280
Price: $34.95 USD, £21.99 GBP

This book will help you sleep better at night, knowing that your application
can handle anything that gets thrown at it. Come away with the knowledge
of how to optimize your Rails projects for speed and concurrency. You’ll
take advantage of advanced caching techniques and become an expert
in lighttpd and Apache server environments. No longer will it be trial and
error when it comes time to go live with your gem of an application. You’ll
not only learn the how of configuring your production environment, you
will also learn the theory behind it so you can adapt and keep up with
new methodologies as Rails technologies rapidly advance.

Simply Rails 2

By Patrick Lenz
Second Edition: May 2008
Publisher: SitePoint
ISBN: 9780980455205
Pages: 450
Price: $39.95 USD

Want to learn all about Ruby on Rails 2.0, the web application framework
that is inspiring developers around the world? This practical hands-on guide
for first-time Ruby on Rails programmers will show you, step-by-step, how to
build an exciting Web 2.0 application, covering everything from from installing
the required software on your computer to building, testing, debugging and
deploying your application to a live server. By the end of this book, you’ll know
exactly how to turn your big idea into a live, fully-featured web application.